It’s about the smell of pine oil in the shed row as you walk in your barn, and hearing your horses whinny for you, knowing they are going to get a great meal. It’s about grabbing a halter off its hook on the stall door and grabbing a shank and putting halter on a horse and walking him … More Ralph Nester: Horseracing is about the Backside…Keep the Glamour!
The year was 1970…I was putting a stable together; friends were sending me horses. I was scouting on my own and getting advice from other trainers. First, I went to Mrs. Samuel duPont at Hextonia Stables in Georgetown, Maryland on the Sassafras River. My brother Howard and I looked at this one filly who was sired by Map Maker, a … More Ralph Nester – 1970 Early Training Days
Being in Louisville during Derby week in 1973 was magical for me…never mind the media frenzy it has become these days. Silly hats, the gold jewelry of star the athletes, etc. It used to be that Wide World of Sports did the real story on T.V. They showed us gorgeous horse farms, lots of beautiful … More Laurie & SHAM: 1973 Kentucky Derby
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